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Canisius in the News


The Canisius All-College Honors Program changes lives through its rigorous academics, enriching co-curricular programming, unique learning community and challenging thesis process.

In this month’s issue of Connections, the monthly newsletter of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), find out how it influenced Adam Zyglis ’04, the Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist for The Buffalo News.

Read the article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

Senior News Reporter for WBFO Radio Eileen Buckley interviewed Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education & Human Services; Nancy Wallace, PhD, assistant professor of differentiated instruction and director of School and Community Partnerships, and Canisius senior Emily Dorward about the work of the new Center for Urban Education.

Listen to the full interview, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Kittens Have Arrived on Campus

Six kittens have taken up residence in the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Laboratory in Science Hall and the campus community is invited to view training and enrichment sessions. In cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, Miranda K. Workman’s ABEC 220: Animal Learning class welcomed the kittens for enrichment and training. The sessions will include teaching the kittens to walk into a carrier on their own and complete a small agility course. This makes them attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help the kittens transition to their new families. Stress and anxiety attached to the act of catching and putting cats in a carrier is a major reason why cats are seen less often at the veterinarian. For these kittens there will be no stress or anxiety, as they will choose to enter the carrier by themselves! The kittens will be on campus until Friday, May 5.

This is the third year that the college has partnered with the SPCA. Each year, all of the kittens have been adopted.

Workman, clinical assistant professor of animal behavior (ABEC) and anthrozoology, invites faculty, staff and students to stop by during the following times:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Sunday – Saturday – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Interested in adopting a kitten? Email Workman at for adoption information.

Watch a video of last year’s kittens during training and enrichment here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

Canisius College is now a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, Canisius will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE enables higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.

“AASHE counts on the support of progressive institutions like Canisius to fulfill its mission of facilitating leadership to transform our planet,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “As the gateways to knowledge, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to make sustainability part of everyone’s agenda. I welcome Canisius to our family of colleges, universities, associations and businesses driving the transformation to a sustainable world.”

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. To further its mission of empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation, AASHE provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model sustainability in all areas, from governance and operations to education and research.

To read more on AASHE, click here.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Baseball in Buffalo

Your Canisius Golden Griffins are ready to take the turf at the Demske Sports Complex for the first time this season after opening with 23 games on the road. Canisius will meet the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. for a doubleheader. The Griffs will conclude the three-game conference series with a game on Sunday, April 2 at noon.

After sweeping Quinnipiac earlier this season, the Hawks own a 3-0 conference record.

There is no admission charge to watch Canisius baseball. For additional baseball information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs